The "nones" are still at it, waging their annual war on Christmas.
This time, a group called American Atheists has bought a billboard in Times Square that shows a picture of Santa Claus and a picture of the crucified Christ, with the caption "Keep the Merry! Dump the Myth!"
The word "merry" is below Santa, while the word "myth" is below Jesus.
If anyone dared put up a billboard of Mohamed with the word "myth" under his picture, there would be blood in the streets and denunciations from the White House and Congress. Yet when it's Christianity being attacked, the hate crime goes unnoticed, even encouraged by the media. (For further information, watch Bill Maher or Jon Stewart.)
Speaking of Congress, the Wicked Witch of the West Coast, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was chastising the GOP Wednesday for its lack of concern for the holidays, including in her view Kwanzaa:
"Is there not an appreciation for the Jewish holidays? The Christmas holiday? Kwanzaa? All the other things that families come together around? Bonding rituals important to the strength of our society? Do we not care about that? Well, the American people do. And they want to shop for it."
(In the interest of fairness, she was trying to make a point about people struggling in the current economy, which is true, though I think if she were an honest person she would realize that most of the country's economic problems are traceable to policies she and her allies have promoted in her congressional tenure.)
Kwanzaa, for those unfamiliar with it, is not a holy day in any religion, nor has it been declared a holiday by any government, though it has received presidential proclamations recognizing it.
It was invented out of whole cloth in 1966 by a college professor, Maulana Karenga, a black socialist who hated whites and European-American culture. Karenga said he created the festival to "give Blacks an alternative to the existing holiday and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and their history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society."
Though he eventually tried to mollify Christians to lure them into celebrating the "communitarian" festival, Karenga originally admitted Kwanzaa was meant to replace Christmas, called Christianity a white man's religion unfit for blacks, and he called Jesus psychotic.
In 1977, a young Al Sharpton said Kwanzaa was intended to do the work of "de-whitizing" Christmas.
It's beyond naive that Pelosi would call a divisive anti-Christian, pro-Marxist festival a "bonding ritual" that strengthens "our society." But that's the liberal mentality. Anything that tears down America and its former values is warm and fuzzy.
The fact that a joke like Kwanzaa gets lumped in with Christmas and Hanukkah just shows the complete vacuity of the modern liberal mentality.
So Pelosi is correct about my lack of appreciation for Kwanzaa. I also don't appreciate Festivus, the Flying Spaghetti Monster or any other gag created for the purpose of sticking it to "evil white Christians."
These types of annual insults are why 47 percent of Americans in a recent Public Policy Polling survey said they believe there is a war on Christmas, even though the mainstream media, once again, sleeps through a major trend.
The crass commercialism surrounding Christmas is bad enough. If our so-called leaders want to worship at the empty altar of Karl Marx, let them do it on their own time.